Posted on Friday, February 28th, 2014 by Angie Han
If you walked out of Inception wishing you could spend a little more time in Christopher Nolan‘s lush sci-fi world, a new (unofficial) Inception board game could be just the thing to make your dreams come true.
Created by Bruno Gervasi and Reid Cuddy, Inceptor unfolds pretty much like the inceptions from the movie — only players roll dice and collect cards to manipulate the Mark, instead of injecting mind-bending chemicals and plugging in futuristic technology. Learn more about it after the jump.
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Remember JJ Abrams‘ Mystery Box? I’m not talking about the metaphorical construct of the filmmaker’s movies and television shows, but the box that sits on a shelf in JJ’s office. Abrams famously told the story of the mystery box during his TED Talk (embedded after the jump if somehow you’ve never seen it). When Abrams was a kid, his grandfather would often bring him to a magic store in Manhattan and buy him tricks. One visit, Harry Kelvin bought little JJ a “mystery magic box” which was supposed to contain $50 of magic for only $15, a magical grab bag. JJ loved the idea of the mystery box and ended up never opening it. It has gone on to become a metaphor for what he loves about movies and the stories he tells.
Tannen’s Magic was the store to go to back in the day, but now Theory 11 is the new cool place to go to for magic and playing cards. So today Theory 11 and JJ Abrams have announced a collaboration on a mystery box of Bad Robot playing cards. Not only that, but a limited edition wooden mystery box with the same question mark logo that graces the box sitting on JJ’s office shelf. Find out more information on the cards and this incredible box, after the jump.
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Two of the most promising rising artists in the pop culture art world are teaming up for a massive show. It’s called Influences;Marko Manev and Matt Ferguson are the artists; and the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY is the venue.
The theme is basically just films that have influenced not only these two artists, but pop culture as a whole. That means we’re talking very big properties: Jurassic Park, E.T., Predator, Batman, Total Recall, Flash Gordon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and many more. Below, check out a small preview of the show that opens Friday February 28. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 by Angie Han
Darren Aronofsky may be the latest high-profile artist to find inspiration in the Biblical story of Noah and the ark, but he’s certainly not the only one. That’ll be made clear in “Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood,” an upcoming exhibit of contemporary art curated by Aronofsky himself.
The show, which will run for several weeks in New York next month, will feature original works by over 50 modern artists, from Jim Lee and James Jean to Nan Goldin and Howard Finster. A few of the notable pieces have hit the web, and you can check them out after the jump.
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A new Star Wars trailer for the “lost episodes” of the Clone Wars headlines this jam-packed edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following.
- Watch the trailer for Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Lost Missions coming soon to Netflix.
- Harrison Ford is rumored to be part of a TV miniseries being shot during the Star Wars Episode VII filming schedule.
- Star Wars merchandise is now being sold in Disney stores in person and online.
- Artist Eric Tan makes his first Star Wars poster.
- The female Star Wars Rebels character toys will debut at San Diego Comic-Con.
- Sign a petition to name a stage at Pinewood Studios after late Return of the Jedi director Richard Marquand.
- The sound mixer for Star Wars Episode VII is excited.
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With all the hype, merchandising, and insanity, it’s sometimes easy to forget why we all loved the Star Wars universe in the first place. Star Wars was all about fun. Excitement. Action. Romance. These films were our wildest dreams played out on screen and to watch them was to pretend we were these characters. That’s also the reason the licensed toys became so popular. When the films were released, you couldn’t watch the movie instantly whenever you wanted, so the toys helped us relive that experience.
Without the toys, though, you could just always just “play Star Wars.” All it took was your imagination and a few household props. That purity and wonder is the subject of artist Craig Davison‘s series of painting which show kids pretending to be their favorite Star Wars characters. They’re beautiful at capturing the essence of the franchise, something that often gets forgotten. Hopefully, these inspire J.J. Abrams with his new film. Read More »
Odd City Entertainment is making the best of their True Romance license, releasing a second poster from the iconic 1993 Tony Scott film. We’re proud to exclusively debut this poster by rising Polish star Gabz, which shows many of the film’s signature characters and moments wrapped in the true symbol of romance: Cupid. Plus, in a fun twist on poster standards, it’ll be available in two editions, Detroit and Los Angeles, representing the film’s two major locales. Check out the full images and info below. Read More »
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The fourth season of Game of Thrones hits HBO on April 6 and will continue telling the story of George R.R. Martin‘s third book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, A Storm of Swords. To promote this momentous occasion, Martin himself is presenting a full Song of Ice and Fire art show at the Ltd. Art Gallery in Seattle, Washington. It’s called Winter Is Coming, will open March 1 and remain on display through the 23rd.
The gallery is slowly releasing teases of the show and today we’ve got the exclusive debut of probably the most highly anticipated print in the show, Mark Englert‘s “Fist of the First Men.” It’s glow in the dark and will first be on sale at the gallery. Below, check out the full image, it’s glow in the dark elements and some detail shots. Read More »